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Downtown Bethlehem Association

The Downtown Bethlehem Association (DBA) is the Heart of Bethlehem. We are comprised of merchants who offer retail, dining experiences, personal services and more.

Who We Are

We are comprised of 80+ businesses who believe that it is better to work together in unity, than it is in isolation. Our membership is a council of The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and serves to revitalize, rehabilitate, promote and advance our downtown businesses. 

Each year, the DBA organizes various events including Christmas downtown, to drive foot traffic to our streets and into our businesses. The DBA also provides marketing support to their members and assists in trainings, information sessions, and more. If you are within our district and would like to become a member, contact us today!

Member Benefits

Voting Rights:

  • Members vote to elect the DBA Board of Directors
  • Members in good standing can run for a position on the DBA Board of Directors

Discounts & Promotions:

  • Your business listed on DBA packages and itineraries
  • Links on DBA website business directory
  • Discounted email blast advertising available for your business sent out by DBA on your behalf
  • Your business featured in the Bethlehem e-newsletter, Bethlehem Facebook page and other social media platforms
  • Marketing opportunities for Downtown Bethlehem throughout the year and through events and promotions
  • Discounted rates to be a vendor at DBA events
  • Marketing and public relations consultant available to take your business to the next level
  • PR opportunities through news media
  • All Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber Member Benefits

Administrative & Office Services:

  • Access to administrative staff who plan 100+ events that bring foot traffic and awareness to your Downtown.
  • Use of DBA office services, including photocopier and fax machine
  • Updates on events, City of Bethlehem projects, street closures, snow removal.

Community Access:

  • Access to community leaders
  • Ability to have input on new event ideas in your Downtown
  • Opportunity to participate in more than 100 events per year

Business Development Opportunities:

  • Network with other business owners and employees in the local community.
  • Opportunities to build B2B relationships with the Chamber and DBA members
  • Educational workshops to help further your business
  • Opportunities for partnerships with other DBA Members

Get Involved

The DBA organizes events throughout the year, to drive foot traffic into Bethlehem’s Historic and Southside Shopping Districts.

  • Chocolate Trail
  • Winter Retail Week
  • Historic District Clean-up
  • Tails & Sales
  • Tunes at Twilight
  • Summer Restaurant Week
  • Summer Cocktail Trail
  • Summer Retail Week
  • Harvest Festival
  • Holiday Cocktail Trails
  • Christmas Huts on Main
  • Live Advent Calendar
  • Santa’s Haus
  • Breakfast with Santa
  • Window Decorating Competition
  • Small Business Saturday/Selfie with an Elfie
  • 12 Days of Giveaways
  • Clash of the Carols
  • Soup Saunter
  • Winter Restaurant Week

Board of Directors

 The following individuals sit on the Board of Directors for the Downtown Bethlehem Association, a Council of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. We thank you for your service to the Downtown Businesses and our mission to revitalize, promote, and rehabilitate the Historic District. 

  • Neville Gardner (DBA Chair) | Donegal Square and McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub
  • Deborah Carey (Treasurer) | TuWay Communications
  • Tom Anderko | Musselman Jewelers
  • Laura Collins  | City of Bethlehem
  • Bruce Haines | Aardvark Sports Shop
  • Bruce Haines | Historic Hotel Bethlehem
  • Elaine Pivinski | Franklin Hill Vineyards
  • Ann Marie Supinski | AM Luxe Apparel
  • Warren Clark | Domaci
  • Karen Widrick | Edge Restaurant
  • Connie Postupak | Brownstone Design
  • Sherri Beam | Twisted Olive
  • Lisa DiDinoto | Seasons Olive Oli & Vinegar Taproom

Premier Partners

Seasons Olive Oil & Vinegar Taproom Advertisement Bitty & Beau’s Coffee – It’s more than a cup of coffee cube ad Advertisement The Coziest Celtic Destination Advertisement Musselman – Making Bethlehem Sparkle Cube Advertisement

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